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on to that office. and one of the things that helped to elect george h.w. bush at the end of reagan was reagan went out on a high. he had some trouble in the second term but he went out on a high. and that really helped bush. i think that's important for biden that president obama succeed. >> i just missed this one but the last vice president before george h.w. bush was martin van buren. >> biden has constantly been in and out of the dog house for say things he wasn't supposed to say for the longest time. right now, he is in, as gloria was saying, just the perfect sweet spot for him, because he has succeeded. the challenge is, i'm trying to emphasize about this speech, we don't know what the president wants to done in his second ter. such a litany of agent that items. you know, less is more. there was too much "more" in this speech and that i think is the trap for him now, for biden. >> i think it was a bold list the president puts out. the question is was the priority, what does he go to first? in the sweetest spot for the parade, wolf blitzer. >> we're waiting for the president and the first lady
this because long term the republican party has to fix this at the national level. >> george w. bush tried to address this head on. what do you think about the controversy now? >> well, frankly, i think that you can look at both parties and find things you don't like. in the republican party it's extremely small sliver. i suspect there's people in the democratic party that have some very old views. i'm disappointed that secretary powell would only look in one direction and that's the republicans. i think there's a hostility in much of the liberal wings of the political party towards organized religion. i think it's intolerance of the left twashd people of good faith on the right and that worries me. i wish colin powell had talked about that as well. i wish colin powell had talked about the implications of chunk hagel talking about the jewish lobby that intimidates people. he said, make the jews pay. colin powell could have talked about that and whether that was a dark strain or is his focus only on when republicans act wrong? chuck hagel did, too, in these circumstances. it's a topic worth
a cascade of problems. >> joe hag began remembers his first glitch. january 2001 just after george w. bush's swearing in. hag began is in a motorcade. >> turned down military avenue and the aifd in the front seat of the car turned around and said, sir, there's a gas being mask under your seat, get ready to put it on. that was a little startling. >> that was to protect as possible teargassing from protesters. summits, secret president trips to war zones, inauguration. as we looked at the buildings president obama will pass, the secret service, the lead security agency for the inauguration, will make sure the buildings are clear of potential snipers. elsewhere, manhole covers will be welded shot. s.w.a.t. teams will be deployed all over the city. plain-clothed law enforcement officers mingling in the crowds. teams teams. >> our dive team will be working around the clock. >> reporter: that fbi official spoke with us where security teams will do real-time monitoring of surveillance cameras posted on buildings and roads. they will share tips and incident reports. with all of the checkpoints, mo
frum, a former white house speechwriter for george h.w. bush. also author of "why romney lost." doing very well. here's what the white house press secretary said today about the president's speech preparation. let me play the clip from jay carney. >> all i can tell you is the president in general when he works on a speech writes them long hand on a yellow pad and i've seen some yellow pads filled with writing of late around but i don't have any more details on the speech. >> both of you are former speechwriters. paul, you wrote this on the daily beast. president obama's task is much like the couple renewing their wedding vows after decades of tough but rewarding marriage. if the words are too ideal list, they will seem hollow or saccharine. if too shallow, why even bother? take us inside those words. >> tough task. this president loves an olympian detachment and there's a lot of good in that. we need a president to think of the big picture the only person who is supposed to be thinking for 100, 150 years where we need to be. at the same time, he's a parti
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